Giving Tuesday Is Success for Associated, Howard County Federation

As Congress ushers in the administration’s new tax plan and many wonder how their incomes will be affected, the community nevertheless stepped forward last week on Giving Tuesday to help area Jewish agencies and initiatives help others. At The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, about 100 volunteers spent Nov. 28 at the Park Heights… Read More

When Crisis Hits Israel, Baltimore Volunteers Ready To Deploy

Israeli military officers and first responders traveled to Maryland last weekend to train a civilian volunteer corps that will help Israeli agencies provide emergency relief during crises. Around 50 community members — firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and even civilians with no emergency or medical background — spent Sunday morning at the Carroll County Public Training… Read More

You Should Know … Rebecca Ellison

Rebecca Ellison came to a realization — better yet, a reminder — of the career she desired after graduating from Towson University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While scouring job postings online, she wanted two things: to help people and to work at a nonprofit. It didn’t take long for Ellison, 23,… Read More

Thanks to Beth Tfiloh Students, Those Buried at Hebrew Friendship Live On

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School students are helping the living find the dead. Twelfth-graders began work on a service project on Friday to digitize the burial records at the Hebrew Friendship Cemetery and, in the process, gained a greater appreciation for the history rooted in the Southeast Baltimore burial ground where philanthropists Harry and Jeanette Weinberg were… Read More

You Should Know… Gabe Davidson

Gabe Davidson has an inherent drive for social justice causes. He is always on the move and rarely has time for himself. “I don’t think I’ve ever been able to sit around and do nothing for too long,” Davidson said. “There’s always more to do.” The 24-year-old completed his undergraduate studies at the College of… Read More

Super Sunday Raises More Than $1M for The Associated

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.2 million from 486 donors at its Super Sunday phonathon this past weekend, kicking off the Federation’s annual campaign. A total of 140 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from the morning through early evening at The Associated’s signature fundraising campaign event of the… Read More

Celebrating a Bar Mitzvah’s Golden Anniversary

When Alan Fink glanced at the calendar earlier this year and saw that the 50th anniversary of his bar mitzvah was fast approaching, he knew it was time to start preparing. For most of the last 40 years, Fink, 63, of Baltimore had marked the occasion with modest get-togethers. He liked to keep things simple… Read More

Advocacy 101 Encourages Turning Passion Into Action

More than 75 people packed a room at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Oct. 17 to learn how to turn their activism into an effective political tool. Organized by the Baltimore Jewish Council, Jews United for Justice and Catholic Charities of Maryland, the Advocacy 101 event served as a sort-of political engagement… Read More

Associated Expands Disaster Relief Efforts

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is expanding relief efforts in light of the string of natural disasters and catastrophes around the globe, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Mexico earthquake. The charitable organization is opening emergency funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico, while… Read More

Baltimore-Florida Connections Stay Strong During Irma

With relief efforts still underway for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Jewish agencies and individuals in Baltimore stepped up again, as Hurricane Irma ripped across Florida, leaving millions more people in need of aid. Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful recorded storms to strike the United States. When it slammed into the Florida Keys… Read More